This trip to Seoul couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s been about 4 months since my last trip, outside of Korea (see Hong Kong + Day 1 in Joburg), so visiting Seoul felt a little like I’d left Korea. Exactly what I needed.
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery and crowd.
Also, this was my first time visiting Seoul while it was warm outside so I, for SURE, had a better time than I did the last time I was there in the winter. We stayed, in Itaewan, at a guesthouse called Itaewan Inn. Itaewan is basically where it’s at for night life and a plethora of restaurants. For instance, I hadn’t had a proper falafel wrap since moving from Toronto so I made sure to get my falafel fix before we left. Oh and Itaewan also offers a pretty large foreigner population so I was happy to meet and mingle with other Afrikans.
We visited Deoksugung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace. Saw an exhibit titled “Youth” at the Daelim Museum. The highlight of the weekend was attending an Afro Jam party. I enjoyed hearing some Afrikan tunes and catching the vibe on the dance floor.
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